Knitting Therapy

Knitting Therapy

The theory surrounding knitting as therapy crops up from time to time, and has hit the headlines again in recent years as we enjoy another…

Vodafone vs. Ravelry

It's all kicking off on the Ravelry boards ... words flying, comments censored, needles aimed ... the cause? A post submitted by someone working with…

Graffiti Knitting

Graffiti tag knitting, gritting (graffiti knitting) or knagging (knit tagging) ... whatever you want to call it, it's big news at the moment.  Actually I…

Yarn Forward Looks Backwards

There's a nice short article in this month's Yarn Forward magazine about Vintage Knitting by Susan Crawford (popular this month).  She highlights the joy and…

The Craft Goodbye

So goodbye then, Craft magazine, I shall miss you plopping onto my doormat every quarter. True you'll continue through articles in the associate magazine Made,…

Credit Crochet

I'm adding to my vintage craft book collection and it's such a joy to go through the pages I thought I'd share some of them…

UK Craft Activists

Okay I was wrong ... craftivism is alive and well in the UK too, in the form of the GlittyKnittyKitty girls! Their credo is "We,…

Oil Finery

The International Fiber Collective has issued a call to arms to knitters, crocheters and sew-ers (erm ... not the drainage type) to "come together from…

Craft 2.0

I knew there was a connection between web & craft! The New York Times recently published an article called 'Handmade 2.0' about the new-wave DIY…

Knitanarchy!

Oh blimey, got carried away and lost in interweb tangents when I should have been doing other things ... there's so much great new wave…

Chair Today …

So I'll start this blog with my current obsession ... upholstering my chair. Prompted by the good Mr W, I had a good look at…